TruNorth Gives Back to the Community
Every now and again we have the privilege to give back a little something to the community in which we live. We believe it to be a very good business practice to find opportunities where we can selflessly lend our talents and resources to make something just a little bit better. Some would say a lot better.
Here are few recent projects we were privileged to help with:
TruNorth was happy to donate native perennials and labor to beautify the Leelanau Trail on both the North & South sides of Shady Lane. We even watered it by hand through the dry spring/summer!
TruNorth donated all labor, deliveries, and equipment to install beautiful plantings in the Healing Garden at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. The landscaping surrounds the new sitting area and fountain in the Pavilions Plaza.
TruNorth was pleased to help the Women’s Resource Center by donating the materials and labor to install a much-needed walkway, small stone wall, and mulch to the property at their emergency shelter, Helen’s House.
Christina Muhlbach writes: “We are absolutely grateful to TruNorth Landscaping for their commitment to helping the WRC when we were in need at our emergency shelter, Helen’s House.”
Helen’s House – Before
Helen’s House After
Northwestern Michigan College
TruNorth Landscaping has partnered with NMC for the past several years in many ways. We have presented students with the opportunity to attend a field day- where they get to try out and learn how to use equipment they may need to use on a job site in their future career. Several team members have presented to the Landscape Management students about topics ranging from interview skills to career opportunities. Students able to do mock interviews with our professionals. This partnership is such a unique chance to help shape future green industry professionals.
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District- Career Tech Center
TruNorth Landscaping team members have had the chance to present to the Agriscience/Natural Resources classes at the Career Tech Center in Traverse City. The students were eager to learn more about the ‘real’ world of the green industry. Zach, one of our Landscape Senior Team Leaders, shared his knowledge about what a career in the green industry offers. Doug Bonnell presented to the classes how to create an excellent resume and conduct a great interview.